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D. Michelle Fleck

D. Michelle Fleck

D. Michelle Fleck, of Forks Township, PA, passed away at the age of 47 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Temple Health - Fox Chase Cancer Center - Jeanes Campus in Philadelphia, PA.

Born May 28, 1974 in Abington, PA, Michelle grew up in Willow Grove, PA, and lived in Hatboro, PA, and Bethlehem, PA, before settling in Forks Township, PA, in 2005. She loved the area and knew it was the perfect place to raise a family.

Michelle first attended Montgomery County Community College earning an Associate Degree of Applied Science. She then transferred to Bloomsburg University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, eventually earning a Master of Science Degree in Education from Wilkes University.

Michelle was a dedicated teacher at Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton, PA, for the past 16 years; first as an ESL teacher and then as a first grade teacher. She loved teaching and she loved her students. Prior to Paxinosa, she taught for the Northern Lehigh School District.

Michelle graduated from Upper Moreland High School, Class of 1992, where she enjoyed playing softball and field hockey. Michelle enjoyed sports and loved watching and being a part of her daughter Madeline’s softball teams: Outlaws, Easton Middle School, and Forks Thunder. Michelle also enjoyed spending summers at her poolside, doing crafts, traveling (especially to the beach), and spending time with her family and friends. She also loved her “fur babies” Molly, Maci, and Maxine.

Michelle was a kind and fun loving person who had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Michelle loved the community where she taught and lived, and she loved her family and friends who meant everything to her. She was a good friend and a huge support to others, and would help anyone she could through friendship, teaching, and guidance, even throughout her illness.

Michelle is survived by her beloved husband of nineteen years, Michael E. Fleck, her daughter Madeline Michelle Fleck, her parents Frank and Donna (Thompson) Gambino of Warminster, PA, her sister Lisa Thomas and her husband Stephen of Warminster, PA, her four nephews Ryan, Joshua, Jacob, James , and one niece Jackie.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ 08848. A Celebration of Michelle’s Life will follow at 12 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that all attendees please wear face masks while indoors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Michelle may be made to:

Family Connection of Easton Area School District at

Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley at

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at


From: Dustin Hartman
I had the pleasure of knowing Michelle when I worked at Paxinosa from 2013-2015. From the first time I met her, it was evident how much of a caring person she was, whether it be her friends, colleagues or her students. She had a heartwarming smile and demeanor that would ways leave you smiling afterwards. I'm grateful that I got to know her. My prayers and condolences go out to Mike, Maddie and the rest of the family. May God comfort you all during this time.

From: Jeanette Nolan
So deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all.

From: Hector Bonilla
Michelle will always stand for me as an exemplar of the kind of caring person that our most vulnerable children need in their lives. Her life made a difference in ways that many aspire to but fail to achieve. My prayers are with the family.

From: Becky Culbertson
The Culbertson Family sends our condolences to Maddie and father, and extended family. Xoxo she will be with you always.

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